The Time is Now is a translation of the name a report from Māori with respect to the criminal justice system. The full title is Inaia Tonu Nei, We lead: You Follow and it is a response from Māori to the challenges and pitiful performance of the criminal justice system particularly as it deals with Māori.

That pitiful performance across all government agencies, whose failure impacts ultimately in the prison population and is reflected in statistics such as one in two Māori men having a conviction by age 30. One in four Maori males born in 1979 has been to

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